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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861 (search)
d supported the doctrine of popular sovereignty in relation to slavery in the Territories, and was the author of the Kansas-Nebraska bill (q. v. ); and in 1856 was a rival candidate of Buchanan for the nomination for the Presidency. He took sides in favor of freedom in Kansas, and so became involved in controversy with President Buchanan. He was a candidate of the Democratic party in 1860 for President of the United States, but was defeated by Abraham Lincoln. He died in Chicago, Ill., June 3, 1861. See Kansas. The Douglas-Lincoln debate. In opening this famous debate, in Ottawa, Ill., on Aug. 21, 1858, Mr. Douglas spoke as follows: Ladies and Gentlemen,—I appear before you to-day for the purpose of discussing the leading political topics which now agitate the public mind. By an arrangement between Mr. Lincoln and myself, we are present here to-day for the purpose of having a joint discussion, as the representatives of the two great political parties of the State and U
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippi. (search)
Philippi. One of the earliest contests in the Civil War occurred June 3, 1861, at Philippi, Va., on Tygart Valley River, about 16 miles southward from Grafton. Ohio and Indiana volunteers gathered at Grafton (on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad), and loyal armed Virginians who had assembled there were divided into two columns, one commanded by Col. Benjamin F. Kelley, and the other by Col. E. Dumont, of Indiana. Colonel Porterfield, with 1,500 Virginians, onethird of them mounted, was at Philippi. The two Union columns marched against him, by different routes, to make a simultaneous attack. In darkness and a drenching rain the columns moved over the rugged hills, through hot valleys, and across swollen streams. Kelley was misled by a treacherous guide, and Dumont approached Philippi first. His troops were discovered by a woman, who fired a pistol at Colonel Lander, and sent her boy to alarm Porterfield. The lad was caught and detained, but Porterfield's camp was put in commoti
o occupy Cairo, under telegraphic order from the Secretary of War to Governor Yates, of April 19......April 21, 1861 Twenty-one thousand stands of arms seized at the St. Louis arsenal by forces under Captain Stokes, and removed to Alton by boat, thence to Springfield by rail......April 26, 1861 U. S. Grant tenders his services to Governor Yates, and is assigned to command of camps Yates, Grant, and Douglas......April, 1861 Stephen A. Douglas dies at Chicago, aged forty-eight......June 3, 1861 A convention chosen to form a new constitution meets Jan. 7, 1862; assumes legislative powers, ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, votes $500,000 of State money for the relief of sick and wounded Illinois soldiers, and frames a constitution which was rejected by the people......June, 1862 Arsenal established by act of Congress on Rock Island, where Fort Armstrong was erected in 1816......1863 Chicago Times suppressed for one day by order from General Burnside,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
eavenworth from St. Louis, under Confederate flag. The captain is compelled by the people to substitute the stars and stripes......April 18, 1861 First Confederate flag captured by Kansas troops at Iatan, Mo., brought into Leavenworth......June 3, 1861 Organization of the 1st Kansas at Fort Leavenworth......June 4, 1861 First daily overland mail coach arrives at St. Joseph, Mo., seventeen days from Sacramento......July 18, 1861 Battle of Wilson's Creek, which saved Missouri to the U Border State convention at Frankfort, with representatives from Kentucky and Missouri and one from Tennessee, addresses Kentucky to remain neutral, and the United States to satisfy the slave States of the safety of slave property......May 27–June 3, 1861 S. B. Buckner, as commander of the State guards and adjutant-general, orders six companies of State guards to Columbus, to preserve the neutrality of that district......June 24, 1861 Brig.-Gen. William Nelson establishes Camp Dick Robins
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
Zouaves, and is shot by Jackson, a hotelkeeper at Alexandria, while taking down a Confederate flag......May 24, 1861 Slaves around Fortress Monroe entering the Federal lines are declared contrabrand by Gen. B. F. Butler......May 27, 1861 Occupation of Newport News by the Federals......May 27-29, 1861 Federal troops cross the Ohio at Wheeling and at Parkersburg.......May 27, 1861 Occupy Grafton, W. Va......May 30, 1861 Affair at Philippi, Confederates retreat to Beverly......June 3, 1861 Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard proclaims to the people of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William counties that the Federals are warring for beauty and booty ......June 5, 1861 Virginia troops transferred to the Confederate government by the governor......June 8, 1861 Affair at Big Bethel, near Fortress Monroe......June 10, 1861 General Patterson crosses the Potomac at Williamsport......July 2, 1861 Affair at Rich Mountain, W. Va.; the Confederates under Col. George H. Pegram defe